Colston Hall Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast and Self-Catering in Suffolk is an independent business owned by John Bellefontaine. For the purpose of the General Data Protection Act John & Liz Bellefontaine are considered the Data Controller.We take your privacy seriously and this Privacy Statement is to enable an understanding on how and what information we collect, how we use it and how your personal data can be updated and managed. We understand that people have different privacy concerns so we want to be clear about what we collect, so you can make a choice on how we use it.

Please contact if you would like further information regarding GDPR.

What Personal Data do we collect?
For guests who make a booking by telephone, we will collect and process personal data such as name, address, email address, phone number, and payment details.
For guests who make a booking online, personal data such as name, address, email address and phone number will be collected and processed by our online partners who have their own privacy statement and are GDPR compliant.
By submitting information, you are consenting to our use of this information within this Privacy Statement.

How we use your information

This information will be used to secure your accommodation booking and allow us to contact you to check any details of your reservation. We may record communications such as telephone calls and emails for the purpose of quality assurance, and compliance. We will not share these details with any third party


Your rights as a Data Subject
At any point, whilst we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:

  • Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.
  • Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.
  • Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply to have a right to restrict the processing.
  • Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.
  • Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.
  • Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.

How we use your Personal Data
We will endeavour not to keep it for longer than is necessary. The business ‘John Bellefontaine’ is required to retain information in accordance with the law, such as; information needed for income tax and audit purposes.

We collect and process your personal data in order to:

  • Perform contractual obligations between you and us, such as processing bookings
  • Conduct statistical analysis
  • Improve the services we offer to you
  • Contact you with promotions, and information if you agree


Securing Personal Data

Information gathered by telephone is stored in a locked cabinet in our office, also locked. Online bookings are protected at source by rigorous protocols demonstrated by our online partners who are compliant with GDPR. All reasonable efforts have been made to protect your personal data, however, you will acknowledge that we cannot fully guarantee the security of all personal data so if you have any specific concerns please contact


Changes to our Privacy Statement
We may change our Policy, so we advise you to check on this Statement to ensure you are aware of the most recent version

How to contact us
If you have any queries about our Privacy Statement please contact